Manager Steven Pressley admits he knows Carlisle United have to deliver in front of their home fans.

The Blues welcome 15th-placed Macclesfield to Brunton Park this Saturday, looking to find winning form again after they ended a run of four successive League Two defeats with a 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient.

Last Saturday’s draw against the east London club helped to ease some of the pressure on Pressley and his 20th-placed side, although United will still be eager to claim their first home league win since their 1-0 success against Oldham in late September this weekend.

“There’s nothing I can say to the supporters other than we’ll continue to work hard, and I know we have to deliver for them,” said Pressley.

"That is all. The only thing that’ll turn our supporters round is performances and results.

"There’s no guarantees, we have to follow that [the draw at Leyton Orient] up. We haven’t managed to do that this season.

"Certainly, we’ve given ourselves a little bit of confidence from the performance and we’ve now got a full week, because the one thing we haven’t had is the opportunity to really get on the training ground over the last couple of weeks and work with the players.

"A free week gives us that opportunity."

With Carlisle 1-0 down at half-time at the Breyer Group Stadium, the Blues were much improved after the restart, with Jack Iredale’s first goal in English football earning them a point.

Pressley said: “It’s difficult again when you’re going through a period to sometimes talk about green shoots. If you look at some of the improvement…I thought [Jon] Mellish was outstanding.

"Iredale, the improvements in that kid. We’ve got some younger players that are really developing at this moment.

"I take encouragement from that."

Having started the match with no recognised striker, loan frontman Olufela Olomola came on at the break and will hope to have done enough to earn a recall.

At the back, meanwhile, United will be without Byron Webster who will serve a one-match ban, having received his fifth booking of the season. Nathaniel Knight-Percival appears the most likely to replace the 32-year-old.

“Of course it’s given me food for thought, we have to look at certain aspects,” said Scot Pressley.

“We were leaking a lot of goals, change of system, now we’re not scoring as many, change the system again and we look for more potency.

“We’re always trying to find the solution, that is part of the journey.”

He added: “We have to get more points on the board, we have to keep improving and working hard, keep driving this club forward.

“If we get that type of performance and effort, you can see the reaction from our supporters.”